In the new DNMH domicile at the central area between Nordkraft, Utzon Huset and Musikkenshus Yoke has created a digital artwork that suits the the new modern media headquarter. The creation of the work is based on the abstraction of visualizing transitions and the link between the North Jutland Media House and life in North Jutland. It can be viewed from the outside, the inside and from above and a picture of the cornerstone of the Media House that is based on engaging content from everyday life in North Jutland.
The artwork visualizes images from Det Nordjyske Mediehus in the form of ASCII characters. The images are transformed from pixels to ASCII characters of varying sizes and forms a graphic abstraction of the images. Every hour, the latest 40 articles are retrieved via a unified API for the Media House. The visualization in ASCII switches between low and high data density using animations and the transition is supported by harmonizing sound effects.
At the same time, the work is interactive and registers movement, which changes the aesthetics and appearance of the work. A depth camera in the ceiling tracks people in the area of the windbreak using AI. The interaction is shown in the work as a 'poetic lens' that transmits a shift in the data density of the ASCII visualization.
Yoke has been responsible for designing and developing the digital experiences inside the exhibition, including media, interactive and sound.
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Photograhy: Henrik Bo Rønsholdt